Maryland Celebration and Dance Party
The Maryland Senate, House of Delegates, and the Governor’s Office will honor persons with Down syndrome and their families with declarations recognizing March 21st as World Down Syndrome Day in Maryland. Celebrate with us from 3 to 7 PM on March 21st as you hear from Marylanders with Down syndrome, Maryland Department of Disabilities with Secretary Carol Beatty, Legislative Leaders, and First Lady Yumi Hogan leading up to a Dance Party at Saint Anne’s Parish at 199 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401.
We will be meeting at Saint Anne’s Parish House and Hall from 3 to 4:30 PM. We will get to watch the livestream from the Senate with refreshments, a short presentation, and dancing! Following the dance party, we will meet in front of the State House for a group photo.
At 4:30 PM, there will then be an two-hour intermission, where you can take the opportunity to explore the beautiful Annapolis, or head home if you prefer not to stick around.
We will re-group at 6:30 PM in front of the State House before heading inside to watch the Senate proclamation be presented for World Down Syndrome Day in Maryland (Proof of ID for adults is required to enter).
Registration for the event is now closed. For any questions, please contact Coni Nepomuceno, Program Manager, by email at email@example.com.
There is no onsite parking for the event, so please consider purchasing a parking spot in advance in case lots fill up!
The closest parking to the Maryland State House and Saint Anne’s Parish is Gott’s Court Garage. You can purchase a parking ticket at Gott’s through the link here.
Another parking option close by is Noah Hillman Garage, which you can purchase parking at through the link here.
Rock Your Socks
On the 21st, make sure you come to the celebration rocking your favorite wild and colorful and/or mismatched socks, a World Down Syndrome Day Tradition!
“The idea was created because chromosomes are shaped “like socks” and people with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome.” – Excerpt from Arkansas Down Syndrome Association (ardownsyndrome.org – accessed February 2021)